Movie Review: The Nut Job
I would first like to say I’m not normally a movie critic, I’m just a daddy that has a young son. I base my recommendations off what my son enjoys, and if I can enjoy the movie as well. That being said lets get down to what the movie is described as:
A comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the story of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a elaborate scheme of amazing proportions to rob a nut store and unknowingly find themselves enter-twined in a much more complicated plot.
I describe the film as a mediocre animated story about a anti-hero squirrel and his rat companion as they strive at a chance at redemption. The movie relies mostly on slap stick comedy and fart jokes to illicit laughter. Normally this is funny to my five year old… but my son laughed a total of four times. He laughs more at a Phineas and Ferb episode in 30 minutes than he in this 90 minute snooze-fest.
The voice acting is decent at times and then in other points it is as if the voice just doesn’t match the facial reactions. The only redeeming points in the film happen five minutes before the end of the movie, which I won’t spoil for those intent on watching it. I however would like to say this, do yourself a favor and spend your money elsewhere.